Today I was trying to decide what type of plants I’d like for one of my front gardens. I absolutely love a garden habitat for hummingbirds and butterflies. Watching these beautiful creatures during the summer months always seem to ease the soul. Hearing their wings and watching them play in the water puts a smile on my face.
Hummingbirds are attracted to nectar and flower colors like red, yellow, orange, pink, and purple. Many plants have been established in my garden like Bee Balm, Iris, Asters, and Foxglove. This spring I will add a Cigar Plant, Primrose, and a Trumpet Honeysuckle. I will also include a birdbath and small hummingbird swing. I received a glass hummingbird feeder for Christmas which I will fill with a sugar-water mix of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Just a tip: Never use food coloring or honey. Honey can develop a fungus which can be fatal to hummingbirds.
Like many of you, I am looking forward to spring. Until then, I have attached a pdf of this beautiful hummingbird that I have digitally enhanced and cleaned up. It’s great for cards, decoupage, and paper crafts.
Have a beautiful week and for those getting the sub-zero temps and snowstorm, stay warm and be safe!